It's always dinner time for this family of American Cockroaches in New Orleans. Known also as the Palmetto Bug or Water Bug, American cockroaches are the largest common species of pest Cockroach.
School Rules: How They Help Us (1953)
- 10:30 - 11:00 am ET Daily Room Cleaning and Cockroach Feeding
- Cockroaches scavenge for food, but can survive long periods of starvation. Cockroaches mostly consume decaying organic matter, but will eat almost anything. They prefer sweets, but are known to eat paper, boots, hair, bread, fruit, book bindings, fish, peanuts, cloth and dead insects.
- Adult cockroaches live for between 4 and 21 months. Their eggs hatch in 6-8 weeks. The adult American cockroach is reddish brown in appearance with a pale-brown or yellow band.
- American cockroaches were introduced into the U.S. from Africa as early as 1625 and spread throughout the world on trading ships.
Source: University of Florida
It's always dinner time for this family of American Cockroaches.
Cockroach Cam is in partnership with the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.